Outlander went Down Under in search of Lord John Grey and — success! — they found him!
The Starz drama has cast Australian actor David Berry to play the pivotal role in Season 3, which is slated to bow sometime next year. The cabler describes Lord Grey as “a steadfast and honorable British subject, torn between a finely-honed sense of familial duty and a strong moral compass of right and wrong. He is boyishly handsome with an upper class rearing — the consummate gentleman. However, a scandal from his past has relegated Lord John to an undesirable position as governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland.”
It’s there that he crosses paths and bonds with Jamie (Sam Heughan). As TVLine’s resident Outlander expert has previously pointed out, Grey is a closeted gay man with feelings for Jamie — who does not return them.
Relatively unknown to American audiences, Berry’s most high-profile credit is a co-starring role in the Aussie TV series A Place to Call Home.
EW.com first broke the news of Berry’s casting.
Outlander Season 3 — based on Voyager, the third of Diana Gabaldon’s eight books in the Outlander series — picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire.